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Rock Island Daily
. TL. NO. 5.
ROCK ISLAND, FRIDAY, OCTOBER 23, isyi.
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"Some mein are born great,
Some achieve greatness, and
Some have greatnesslthrust
Upon them.9' SIIAKSPEARE.
But it's different with their clothes.
They are mostly born without clothes.
Nearly all have clothes thrust upon
them when they are small, afterward
they have to achieve their clothes.
Some achieve good clothing and some
don't; it's owing to where they buy it.
Those who buy the London Clothing
Company's Clothing get the best. It is
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pany's clothing; it costs less. People
are getting weary of paying for the
name of having their clothes tailor
made when they can get them so much
better of us for a great deal less money.
The London Clothing Company has
achieved its reputation through intrin
sic worth, and merits the esteem of the
People by its better values. We think
we have achieved the heighth of excel
lence in our Fall Goods,- -pattern, style
and quality all the best. Values better
IGNATIUS ON TRIAL.
Is tte Great Cryptogramist a
LIBEL SUIT AGAINST A NEWSPAPER,
Vich Is Really an Inquiry Into Certain
Alleged Miady Transactions or the
Granger Statesman and Baconian De
fender Some Important Evidence
Ruled Oat, Giving Donnelly Something
of an Advantage In the Contest Con
tradictory Testimony Regarding His
St. ' Pacl, Oct. 23. The question
whether Ignatius Donnelly, the great
cryptcgraniist and granger politician, is
one of the worst boodlers ever "raised" in
this country is the one that is now on
trial before the court in this city, al
though it seems that most of the evidence
upon which the charges were based will
b3 ruled out by the judge. The Pioneer
Press is the accuser, and Donelly has sued
the paper for flOO.OOO for libel. The
Pioneer Press first charged that Donnelly
had accepted bribes as a legislator and
this brought on the suit. It now charges
that Donnelly is a practiced hand at
boodlery; that he obtained from Richard
Franchot, while a member of congress,
$5,000 for his influence in favor of the
Central Pacific railway, and that he tried
to get more from the officials of the rail
way in New York city.
Tried to Corrupt Springer.
Furthermore it is charged that Don
nelly offered, through an anonymous let
ter, to pay to the wife of William M.
Springer, of Illinois, (5,000 if Springer
would help the cryptogramist in his con
test with Washburn for a seat in the na
tional house. Another charge is that he
wanted money to work for a land grant
to the Hastings and Dakota railway, and
finally did get ?'2,5J0 in stock; another is
that be took from the Memphis, El Paso
and Pacific railway $300,000 in stock and a
$i,000 note in payment for bis help to
that road while in congress. All this and
more the Pioneer Press says it can prove,
and it goes without saying that the court
is crowded and that their is interest in
tense cow that the trial is on
Legal Battles Over Evidence.
Yesterday forenoon was entirely taken
up with legal battles over the admission
as evidence of the records of congress in
connection with the investigation of
the authorship of the anonymous letter
sent ta W. M. Springer. All that the de
fense were allowed to do was to show that
Donnelly bad submitted letters and that
they were nsed as testimony in the con
gressional investigation, evidence of which
has been given by W. S. King, ex-Congressman
from the Third Minnesota dis
trict, -who testified Wednesday to the
trutb'offthe charges of The Pioneer Press.
Exhibit 1, attached to the report, the pho
tograph of the printed letter, was offered
In evidence and objected to.
The Letters All Photographic
Mr. Squires for the defense (The Pioneer
Press) explained that Jtbe photographs
were the ones before the congressional
committee. It was contended that there
was no evidence to show that they were
even printed from the. same plate. Jndge
Flandrau explained how photo-lithographing
was done to prove that it was a cor
rect process. He claimed that the fact of
the letters being attached to the report
was proof that they were accurate. There
was a quarrel over photographic experi
ence, in the midst of which a recess was
taken for dinner.
The Court Asks Some Questions.
The deposition of experts who had tes
tified before the committee was offered
and objected to for the reason that it had
not been made from correct copies of the
letter, so far as was shown. Mr. Squires
explained that the testimony was given
on the photo-engraved letters. They bad
asked for no other.
"What proof have you that they are
correct f asked the court.
"None, to be candid wish you.
Then how can we assum that they
"Do I understand that the testimony is
The court reflected and then said they
must show some reason.
FIRST BLOOD FOR DONNELLY.
He Gains a Point of the Greatest Impor
tance to II Im.
Mr. Squires offered the testimony of
General T. Ames, James Gaylor and Al
bert IL Southworth, experts, to prove
that the letter was in the handwriting of
Finlny. The whole safety of the plaintiff
lay in the ruling of the court keeping out
the testimony, and the fight was bitter.
The objection was sustained. First blood
for Donnelly. The defense then attacked
Donnelly's reputation for legislative and
political integrity. John Litbrop, who
was a member of the legislature in
was the fitst witness. The pl.iiutiff made
rigorous objections to this line of evi
dence. Latbrop testified that he did not
know Donnelly's reputation.
Investigating a Reputation.
A. C. Rich, who was in the legislature
In 1679, swore that Donnelly's reputation
had not been good. Several witnesses
were called to establish Donnelly's repu
tation. R. P. Libby said that he bad al
ways beard Donnelly's reputation spoken
of as being bad. He bad been one of bis
supporters until two years ago. He bad
beard Donnelly's badness discussed, but
did not believe It until be found it to be
the truth. George N. Norrls gave similar
testi atony, and claimed that Donnelly's
reputation was a bad one. Charles W.
Johnson, chief clerk of the United States
senate, was the next witness.
In Bad Repute Politically.
He also claimed that Donnelly's general
reputation was bad. After Johnson bad
left the stand General Le Duetook it and
testified to Donnelly's political reputa
tion. He said that it was bad. On the
cross-examination be denied that there
was any quarrel between Donnelly and
himself over the Hastings and Dakota
railroad case, then rebuttal began.
Evidence on the Other Side,
Daniel Bassett testified that Clark,
whom Donnelly was accused of bribiug
in connection with the United State
senator sbiD. was friend of Donnellr
and needed no moucement to vine ror
him. He had been a member of the legis
lature and thought Donnelly's reputation
for legislative and political integrity was
good. Cnarles 11. Long, who was secre
tary of the Hastings and Dakota railroad, -testified
that Donnelly had received $125
from the company. He never knew of
General Le Due laying a proposition be
fore the directors to give Donneily 110.
000. His testimony concluded the day's
SECRETARY BLAINE'S HEALTH.
Wbat the Premier Himself Has to Say
on That Mibject.
Boston, Oct. 23. Secretary Blaine was
met yesterday at Young's hotel, and in
course of conversation he remarked that
be had enjoyed four months of absolute
rest, something that he had not had for
many years. Mr. Blaine said it was near
ly a month after reaching Bar Harbor be
fore he realized any improvement in his
health, but from that time on the gain
had been greater than be could have hoped
Mest Likely Thing In the World.
Mr. Blaine said: "l suppose some of the
worthy correspondents will keep np the
old story of exhausted nature, shattered
constitution, etc. My appetite is vigor
ous, almost inconveniently so. Now,
there is nothing more exhaustive to the
average man than travel. Well, I have
done a great deal of that in my time, but
this summer I did none, and found that
rest from that alone -was highly bene
ficial'' He left the hotel with Mrs. Blaine
in season to take the 1 o'clock train for
Blaine Arrives at New York.
New York, Oct. 23. Secretary J. G.
Blaine, accompanied by bis wife and pri
vate secretary, arrived in this city last
evening on the 8 o'clock train. The party
took a carriage and drove to the Fifth
Avenue hotel. Mr. Btaine will remain
here for two days before proceeding to
Washington. He walked with a firm
step from the train to his carriage.
GOOD TEMPLARS AND ROMANISM.
Archbishop Katzer's Dictum To Be
Fought to the Bitter End.
Baltimore. Oct. 23. Can a member of
the Independent Order of Good Templars
be at the same time a member in good
standing of the Roman Catholic church
and entitled to receive the holy sacra
ment t Cardinal Gibbons, by the interest
that he has at various times taken in the
order and sundry encouragements he' has
given it, has unofficially placed himself on
record as answering in the affirmative.
Other prelates have done the same thing.
But Archbishop Katzer, the recently con
secrated prelate of the Milwaukee diocese,
says that Roman Catholics must not l.e
and shall not be identified with the Good
Will Appeal to Gibbons.
Wisconsin Good Templars had even
gone to the length of agreeing that there
should be no secrets in their lodges so far
as the priesthood was concerned. Katzer's
ultimatum has aroused the members of
the order, who are nearly all Americans
or English speaking people, and they de
clare with emphasis that they do not pur
pose to allow a German speaking prelate
to dictate what Roman Catholics shall or
shall not do in a matter of this kind. Pa
pers are now being prepared In an ap
peal to Cardinal Gibbons, and those who
are at the front of this movement declare
that if necessary they will carry the mat
ter to the supreme pontiff himself.
BASE BALL WAR BREWING.
The Association Bas a Chicago Club De
serters from the League.
Chicago, Oct. 2a The following officers
were elected at a meeting of the Chicago
Base Ball club of the American associa
tion, held Wednesday night: George H.
Williams, president; George H. Richey,
vice president, and treasurer; Sam G. Mor
ton, secretary; G. H. Williams, G. II.
Ricbey, C S Rollins, Harry Varnell, aud
W. L. Goggins, directors. Frederick
Pfeffer will be the captain and manager.
It is rumored that other players will se
cede from the League and join the new
club. As the Chicago Jx-ague club has
five-year contracts with all of its players,
litigation is certain to follow.
Association Magnates iu Sessiou.
The Association maguates were in ses
sion yesterday at the Wellington. The
financial condition of the combine was re
ported first rate, and the new Chicago
club was admitted. The sentiment
of those present was that no agree
ment with the League would hold
unless the League had all the profit, and
that if any of the League players wanted
to come in, the Association would take
them. A fling at the League was in
dulged in over the suspicious Boston
games, aud it was made a cause of felici
tation that there was none of that sort of
work in the Association.
The Weather We May Eipecc.
Washington, Oct. 3- The following aie
the weather indication? tor twenty-four hours
from p. ni. yesterday: for Indiana
Fair weather till tomorrow; warmer tonight;
variable winds, becoming southerly. For Illi
nois. Michigan, Wisconsin and Iowa Fair,
warmer weather; southerly winds.
A Novel Matrimonial Fraud.
Chicago, Oct. 23. Tekla Maturzlnska
asks Judge Collins to annul her marriage
to Michael Konapicki on the ground of
fraud. The girl says that she came to
this country when but. 15 years of age and
went to live with Maria Stankiewlca.
There she met Konapicki, who, the sec
ond time he saw her, proposed marriage,
but was refused. Then be procured
marriage license and told the girl that it
was an order for her to marry him, and
that if she did not she would be sent to
prison. Mrs. Stankiewicz corroborated
Konapicki's story and the wedding took
place. Three weeks later she learned of
the fraud and left her husband.
Epidemic influenza is again raging in
The Guion line steamer Wisconsin i
four days overdue at London.
Chicago doctors pooh-pooh that German
scientist's opinion that kissing is danger
ous. W. X. Conover, Neenah, Wis., is not
only suing his wife for divorce, but de
Mike Cleary, the pugilNt,' will probably
lose his leg as the result of an accident on
Broadway, New York.
The' Parnell faction in Ireland bas
chosen John K. Redmond to stand for
Parnell'c seat in parliament.
Andrew Wray, ex-city marshal of Kirk
wood, Ilia,, while attempting to board a
Burlington freight train, fell between the
cars and was crushed to death.
There is said to be great destitution
among the people of Durango, Mexico,
owing to the failure of the crops.
Sir Edwin Arnold, the distinguished
British poet, has arrived at New York.
He will deliver a series of lectures in this
Just exactly 672 women "registered at
Chicago, instead of the 6,000 claimed. Of '
these 414 were marked disqualified, and 1
The French cabinet will give its approv
al of the 20 franc duty on salted meat a
proposed by the chamber of deputies. In- -'
stead of the larger tariff proposed by the
Colonel George H. Clark bas bought of .
L. W. Franklin all the unsold lots In
Franklin P.rk, a suburban village on the
Northern Pacific near Chicago, for fWO,
000. There were 4,10( lots.
Referring to recent newspaper appoint
ments to the cabinet Stephen B. Elkins
s lys that he bas not been offered the war
portfolio, has no regon to expect such an
offer, and doesn't want the office.
Bonner sent a check for 1 1,000 to Mar
vin, the driver of Sunol, when she made
her record of Banner, however,
does not think Sunol the queen of the
turf, as the mile was made on a kite
Political rivalry and ambition in Para
guay resulted in a revolution the other
day. It, was quickly suppressed by the
"ins" and the restless "outs" so badly de
feated that they found it convenient to
live for a time in the Argentine Confederation.
Chicago, Oct. t
Following were the quotations on the board
of trade today. Wheat No. 2 October,
ojiened W'4i-. closed V⁣ Decemlier, opened
fl-VJgc; closed WMJc; year, opened 93?ic, closed
Cora No. IS October, opened and "
closed 64?c; November, opened 4iia, closed
41:; year, opened and closed 44c Oats .
No. 2 October, opene I Sftiz, closed 29?4c;
November, opened Sttfc, closed 94c; May,
opened 31 Uo, closed SlHc. Pork December,
opened $.S2vi, closed (8-80: January, opened
$11.41, closed $11.3714: May, opened $1L7TH.
closed ill. 75. Lard November, opened aad
Live stock Following were the prices at
the Union stocks yards today: Hogs Mar
ket fairly active on packing and shipping
account, but feeling easier; prices without
change; sales ranged at (2.0024.15 pigs, M T0 '
4.35 light, $3.8'j&4.5 rough packing, (S.80 ,
6,4.40 mixed, and J4.10i34.S5 heavy packing and
C'attlo Market moderately active on local
and shipping account, and prices ruled 10"
lower, especially common and medium quali
ties; quotations ranged at $6.00Q&.2o prime
to shipping steers. $188.8.131.52 good to
fancv do, S8.UIX&4.U) common to fair .
do, $3.&&4.2S butchers' steers, f2.00ft2.a9
etockers, Si.Ojga. 10 Texans, $2.502 4.8J rang
ers. $2.S0sSJB feeders, $1.502.3. V cows, $1.50 .
2.75 bulls and $2,Si5.00 veal calves.
Sheep Market fairly active, and price
unchanged; quotations ranged at $30Jft
4.H0 westerns, $3.50&5.25 natives, and $150
Produce: Butter Fancy separator. Sl$&3o
per lb; dairiss. fancy fresh, 23$2ftc; packing
stocks, fresh, lHH'iiltc. E.-gs-Loss off, 194&
20c per doz. Live poultry Old chickens, Ho
per lb; spring, 11c; rooiters, 5&5Hic; young
turkeys. lO&iniic; old, ft&Dc; ducks,
spring. 8,4tlitc; geeso, $ 0Ja .50 per do.
Potatoes Home grown, 4-iaAte per sack;
Wisconsin and Michigan, fair to choice, 28A
31c per bu: sweet potatoes, Illinois, $1,505
l.i5 per bbl; Jerseys, $A50i2.7j. Apples
Common. $1.75 per bbl: good. $2,033.23; choice
to fancy, f 2.6 r33 0J. Cranberries Cape Oed.
fancy, $tMK&7.QJ per bjl; common, $".7jt)
New York, Oct. 22.
Wheat No. 2 red winter cash, $1.01 De
cember. $1.0.rH: January, $1.07?. Corn No.
2 mixed each. 6.Hc: November, G2?4c; De
cember, 5fr!4e: January, b.Tic. Oata Dull
but steady; No. 2 mixed cash, 31.4 iotic;
November. Cti1 4-; December, ftHic. Hye
Neglected. liarley Neglected. Poric Dull;
new mess, $u.0ii. Lard Quiet; December,
$tt.C8; January, J6.77.
Live t-tock: Cattle -Market dull: no trad
ing In beeves; dressed betf. steady; native
sides, eiUVlic per lb. Sheep and Lambs
slow trade, but price! fully sustained, ca
pe, wily fur choice stock; sheep, $3 5U5.U0 per
UM Iba; lambe, J4 7VRti.i. Hogs .Market lowei;
.ive hogs. $4.4ir.4.Wiperl(M lbs.
Body of a Drowned Man Found.
A6HLASD, Wis, Oct. 23. A body was
disco veted on the beach at Presque Isle
yesterday. It was badly decomposed. It
is supposed to be that of George Downs,
of Detroit, who was drowned near Devil's
island about two months ago. The fish
ermen who discovered the body intimate
that it li that of a tourist hunter who
has met with foul play.
Chocolate, vanilla and peach ice cream
and lemon ice at Krell & Math's.
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